Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home
Aug. 25-Oct. 10, 2014
Bush Art Center
What is it like to live in a work of art? Experience the process of building and living in a home designed by one of America’s greatest architects in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home, opening Aug. 25, 2014 at The Art Galleries of St. Norbert College.
The exhibition explores the creation of a Wright house through the eyes of a client who spent more than fifty years fulfilling the renowned architect’s Usonian vision. An impressive compilation of original furniture, architectural fragments, rare archival materials, historic photographs, and video are all on view in this immersive exhibition. Visitors to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara have the unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the values of a young Indiana couple worked in tandem with Wright’s vision to create one family’s definition of an American dream home.
Made possible by the generosity of exhibition sponsors:
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), Samara, dining room chair, fabricated by Gary Carter, designed 1955; fabricated 1989, Philippine mahogany and upholstered slipseat, 42 1/2 x 17 x 17 inches, courtesy John E. Christian Family Memorial Trust, Inc., West Fayette, IN.
Alexander Vertikoff, Samara, exterior rear with view of terrace from east, 2007, digital image, scalable, courtesy Samara. © Alexander Vertikoff. Courtesy SAMARA.
Alexander Vertikoff, Samara, exterior, view from driveway, 2007, digital image, scalable, courtesy Samara. © Alexander Vertikoff. Courtesy SAMARA.